[utf-8] You better add Texinfo to your Bad Software list
kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Tue Mar 16 23:16:13 PST 2004
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Noah Levitt wrote:
> You should add it to the list! If you don't have a wiki
> account, you can create one for yourself, then email me and
> I will give you access to write to the page.
I'd rather someone else adds it, since I would rather not have to maintain
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 1:41:54 -0500, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> > The Texinfo does not support UTF-8 or any form of Unicode.
> > Texinfo files must be in plain text. All non-ascii characters must be
> > encoded using TeX commands. If you use ISO-8859-1 characters in the
> > document they will not skipped in the printed Manual. Ie
> > "hànzi"(iso-8859-1) will appear as "hnzi" unless "h@`anzi" is used.
> > The only encoding Texinfo supports for non-printed output (ie Info file,
> > Plain Text, Html) is iso-8859-1 or iso-8859-2. UTF-8 is not an option.
> > The texinfo system can not support non-Latin scripts in any fashion. It
> > doesn't even seam to be able to support Cyrillic.
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